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24-48 HOURS PRIOR TO SESSION
♦ Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. We cannot overstress the importance of pre-session exfoliation. 24-hours prior to your appointment, clear away any dry, dead skin cells with a pH balancing scrub. We recommend Amber Sun exfoliating scrub. This process gives your skin the fuel needed for beautiful long lasting color.
♦ Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products, or shower moisturizers. These products can neutralize the DHA bronzing reaction.
♦ Any waxing/shaving or manicure/pedicure should be completed 24-hours prior.
Remember this by 3 easy words … SHOWER, SHAVE, EXFOLIATE.
We encourage Brides to schedule a trial tan several weeks prior to the wedding date. This tan can be used for meeting with make-up artist for proper color choices and eliminates any surprises on your special day. Special pricing is available when you combine bridesmaids, family members or anyone who wants to look and feel great at your special event!
DAY OF SESSION
♦ Don’t Create Sunless Barriers. You do not want to apply anything to the skin that may act as a barrier between the sunless solution and the skin. Deep penetration is key to beautiful lasting color. Do not apply lotions, creams, or perfumes prior to sessions. Use deodorant sparingly.
♦ Wear dark, loose fitting clothing. Tight clothing can rub off or smear bronzers, especially around the knees, elbows and waist.
♦ Avoid Sweating! Avoid activities that may cause you to sweat excessively and possibly cause streaking of the cosmetic bronzers. Use the air conditioning in your car. Remember that your skin has just been tinted with a water soluble solution.
♦ Avoid Water, Pools & Spas! You must avoid water entirely for at least 6-hours or you will deactivate DHA development and / or cause streaking. Avoid chemically treated pools and spas for at least 24-hours to prevent color from prematurely fading.
♦ Wait to Shower! For maximum results, wait at least 6-hours before showering or bathing. Only warm water rinse for the first 24-hours after your session to avoid fading and stripping of your instant color. After 24-hours you may shower using a mild pH balancing shower gel. We recommend Amber Sun Hydrating Body Wash as your daily shower product. It is designed to hydrate, moisturize and nourish while maintaining the proper pH levels for your skin while protecting your tan.
♦ Proper cleansing ensures even fading and the longest lasting, most natural looking results. Do not exfoliate. Use just your hands to wash, No washcloth or loofah. Pat skin dry with a towel or air dry.
♦ Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. Stay extremely moisturized, we recommend Amber Sun Pro-long Moisturizer. This lotion is specifically designed to keep your tan healthy and your skin moisturized while adding a refreshing and renewing glow each day to your sunless color. It is formulated to assist your color in fading gradually and evenly.
♦ Depending on your personal activities and skin type, your tan will last approximately 7-10 days. With follow up applications you can maintain your Radiant color indefinitely.